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1978 Gt - 160Bhp 1.8Vvc K-Series Project - Complete Ground Up Build


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#16 Thelooneytuner

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

I take it you mean scuttle? If so no it was welded on but pinged half off on "inspection" haha. On the to do list.

Everything looks way off at the moment due to the supports the previous owner welded in aren't straight

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:42 PM

yea i meant the scuttle haha.

got your work cutout then?!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:13 AM

It's not too bad to be honest, just annoying as I can't weld so it's something I have to wait for my mate to do haha

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:56 AM

netiehr can i so i bought a fibreglass shell! Should really learn though as its a very good skill to have.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

Haha! He's a motorsport engineer and builds cages and such so if rather entrust him :P

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:35 PM

I saw that in your signature. If you weren't so far away i would be interested in a cage.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:03 PM

Maybe getting some bolt ins and weld in made up at a later date. Gives me a great benefit as it means mine is cheap due to being a "jig" excellent way to get a MSA approved at a fraction of the price haha

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:29 AM

haha lovely! Trouble is my shell is 3 inches lower and i want it tied into the rear suspension so it will have to be custom.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

Not much progress at the moment :(
Trying to source an engine and placed an order for £200 of CDS for the rollcage.
Also been helping prep the turbo saxo for French car show all added together with a trip to wembley next weekend and a holiday in 3 weeks.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:52 PM

where's that sucks button, ha ha i know what its like.
Engines should be plentiful surely?

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:26 PM

I'd say it does suck but I'm looking forward to a much needed holiday! Worked my nads off for a promotion so it's my reward :P

Engine wise it's an early 1.4 that was fitted in the metro gti <94 found 2 at a good price but sellers are messing me about :(

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

Got a few updates, will post them up soon when I sort photos out :)

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

Ok so the first thing is I went out and bought another shell! I couldn't miss out due to it being in such a good condition and for such a cheap price!! It has saved me a massive amount of time in welding/fabrication and I wasn't happy with the previous owners work.

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And then here it is in my untidy garage
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:10 PM

That looks like a tidy mpi shell. Looking tidy

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:11 PM

And today I picked up a rear subframe inc running gear
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